Consortium Welcomes 3 New Trustees!

Consortium is delighted to announce that following a recent recruitment process 3 new Trustees have been appointed, bringing the Trustee Board to a team of 9. Leni, Christopher and Emily all bring with them a wealth of experience, expertise and knowledge in their own particular areas and, alongside the existing Trustee Board, will help steer Consortium into a new strategic period.

Helen Belcher, Consortium’s Chair commented, “We had a strong pool of candidates during this latest round of Trustee recruitment. All three shone through with the diversity of their experience and knowledge which will be incredibly useful for the future development of Consortium. I am delighted to welcome them to the Consortium team.”

Leni Candan

Leni is a communications professional with a background in the not-for-profit sector. She has worked with a wide range of charities over the last 7 years including LGBT+ causes. Leni also works for UKLGIG, a Member organisation of Consortium, where she manages their communications and fundraising activities. She has a passion for building up the capacity of the LGBT+ sector and improving collaboration across our communities.

Christopher French

Christopher French is a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a multinational professional service firm, where he is also engaged with their LGBT+ network. Christopher established a Member organisation called Lambeth Links, an LGBT+ forum for the London Borough of Lambeth and has made strong links with a range of stakeholders. He is passionate about advocating for a flourishing and diverse LGBT+ third sector, exploring the intersectionality of our communities.

Emily Macaulay MBE

Emily has a strong background in equity and inclusion having previously been involved in the Gay Police Association. Emily was awarded an MBE in 2014 for her services to equality and diversity. She currently works in the libraries sector and is also a Trustee of Libraries Unlimited, a multi-million pound charity operating public libraries across Devon and Torbay. She is passionate about organisations providing strong social impact to a diversity of people across our communities, and for bringing organisations together to deliver outcomes through collaboration.

Paul Roberts, Consortium’s Chief Executive said, “It is really exciting to bring onboard our three new trustees. They all bring a diversity of skills, knowledge and expertise which are not only going to be invaluable to Consortium but to our wider membership and sector. I am looking forward to them using their expertise to help Consortium become more equitable, sustainable and resilient particularly during a period of such huge change and upheaval as we respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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